Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2017

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Deep learning, a system where artificial intelligence programming helps computers learn from ex - perience, is the idea behind soft- ware created by Smartvid.io that examines photographs and videos of construction activity to detect safety hazards. As reported in the Engineering News-Record by An - drew Rink of GPU manufacturer NVIDIA, the software uses "com - puter vision, or technology that makes it possible for computers to see and recognize what's in a picture," and compares it, in this case, to thousands of images of safe or dangerous jobsites to de - termine current risks. https://www.smartvid.io I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 6 5 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 2 0 WELCOME TO THE MARKETPLACE I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 1 3 Process and Publish Construction Renders More Efficiently Utilizing cloud technology, Top- con Positioning Group's MAGNET Collage Web lets construction proj - ect teams effectively process and share, through a web brows- er, precision jobsite data collected by paving scanners, mapping devices and surveying equipment. The new service integrates with MAGNET Collage Office, and features fast loading visu - alization and high-fidelity rendering. Examples can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/yczlyl33 Helping Improve Job Performance AI Aids in Jobsite Safety Caterpillar's Scott Hagemann says assistance technology such as systems that control blade and bucket movement on construc - tion equipment continues to advance. For excavators, boom movement and bucket roll can be automatically adjusted to maintain a constant bucket angle and a targeted digging depth.

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